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The Emperor of China, Tom Forrest, an absent wife, and a widower (Rousse)

Ancient tradition in China required the donning of a long black robe (similar to an academic gown) whenever the emperor visited. Every day during my imprisonment I was on standby for this eventuality. Meanwhile I joined in with the activities … Continue reading

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Good academic conduct (Rousse)

MS made us sit through a multimedia training video that covered topics such as the disappointing award of non-English (specifically not “non-British”) degrees to Chinese students, plagiarism, bribery, and the spending of departmental funds on whisky. JK played all the … Continue reading

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Unkind husband forces wife to travel on car roof (Rousse)

Although TPR and I now lived apart, we continued to take holidays together. However, there was still something seriously wrong with our relationship. Each evening we travelled into town for supper. While TPR sat inside the car to drive, he … Continue reading

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A trophy wife (Rousse)

My cousin B was due to marry J. There were some doubts as to whether or not he would turn up at the ceremony. Rather than go directly to the church with everyone else, I held back with the bridal … Continue reading

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My wife Claire (Rousse)

I needed a wife for a conference in the US. I took a young woman with blond hair called Claire.

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Husband leaves wife of 27 years for 18 year old (Rousse)

TPR had been behaving rather strangely of late, and now I knew why. He was leaving me for a slim, glossy dark-haired, 18 year-old sixth former. I tried to show the girl friendship, but in reality I was preparing to … Continue reading

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Academics work through the night to cope with workload (Rousse)

I was both amazed and appalled to discover an office full of colleagues on campus working at 02:00 in the morning. One was just about to pack up and go home to his wife and children, but would only manage … Continue reading

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